On Sunday the 27th of September, Madrid Cricket Club ran a kids cricket morning at the British Council School in Somosaguas, Madrid.
The event had originally been programmed for the spring but rain spoiled the fun, delaying the session until after the summer.
This time the weather was typically Spanish, sunny and warm, and perfect for cricket. While the parents sought out the shade, the 20+ primary school kids, many experiencing cricket for the first time, spent the 1st hour doing fielding and batting drills before splitting into 2 age groups and playing continuous cricket matches during the 2nd hour.
The session took place on the excellent artificial grass rugby pitch at the primary school which gave a nice even bounce for batting but enough give to allow the fielders to show their agility. There was some great talent on show from both the experienced cricketing kids and the newcomers.
A big thanks to Teresa Gomez and Melanie Pomford for facilitating the session, and to the members of Madrid CC who came along to help coach the children.
The British Council School, Madrid, is the oldest British school in Madrid and offer a bilingual and bicultural education to mostly Spanish pupils aged 3 to 18.
Thanks also to Cricket España for supplying the equipment.